Sometimes, it might seem very difficult for first timers in the work out sector to build their own workout routine and make sure that it works very well for them.
They find it difficult to build a routine that works for them, that is safe, and makes them healthier.
Let’s get straight into how to build your own workout routine. The following steps would help you in doing this.
Determine your situation
Under this, there are some points to consider
How much time can you devote to exercise? This is a crucial question, in that it determines how you plan the whole of your workout. How much time in a day can you allocate to your workout section? If you can give an hour every day, you sure would achieve a lot, but if you can’t meet up with that, you could bring it down to about 30 minutes. The key here is that, “it is better to do a workout of 30 minutes with good results, than to do a non-productive 2 hours workout”.
Determine where you would work out: check out which facility suits your situation. Is it better to work out in the gym or is it better to work out at home? Make a choice that suits you.
After this we move on to the next step.
What exercise should I do?
It’s best to keep it simple here. You don’t want to take up an exercise that would be cumbersome for you. Don’t get into complicated, exhausting, tiring and inefficient exercises. Keep it simple.
We have down a list of 5 simple exercises that you can consider starting up with.
Quads: lunges, squats, one legged squats, box jumps
Butt and Hamstrings: hip raises, step ups, dead lifts, straight leg dead lifts, good morning
Pull (back, biceps, and forearms): chin ups, pull ups, dumbbell rows, body weight rows
Push (chest, shoulder, and triceps): bench press, dips, pushups, overhead press, incline dumbbell press.
Core (arms and lower back): planks, side planks, mountain climbers, jumping kneel tucks, hanging leg raises, exercise ball crunches
How many sets should I do?
Firstly, a set is a series of repetitions that you complete without stopping, for example 1 set of 20 repetitions of pushups. Never be scared, just get started.
How long should I wait between sets?
Below we’ve provided a scheme for how long you should wait between sets. Though the goal is to exercise with the least amount of resting time, you must always try to rest.
Though the guideline below can be a guide for you, it is not a most. You can always draw your own.
1-3 repetitions: rest for 3 to 5 minutes
4-7 repetition: rest for 2-3 minutes
8-12 reps: rest for 1-2 minutes.
13+ reps: rest for one minute
Keep track of everything
We cannot over emphasize the need for you having a workout journal. Use this to track your progress and know where you stand in your quest for fitness.
Write everything down.
Remember, this is your own workout routine, so permit yourself to make mistakes, you can’t get it all at once, take it gradually.
Building a workout routine can always boost your sense of excitement when you achieve your goals.
Build a workout routine today.